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Upcoming Smartphones with 8GB RAM Expected to Launch in 2016

Earlier in March this year, the Chinese smartphone brand, Vivo launched the X Play 5 Elite was launched as the world’s first smartphone to feature 6GB of RAM. As of now there are many other Chinese brands came up with smartphones with 6GB RAM, but now there are rumors suggesting the launch of smartphones with whopping 8GB RAM. Even the 6GB RAM on smartphones is seen as a gimmicky feature, while the 8GB RAM makes us think about the comparisons with laptops. Below are the devices that are rumored to be made official in the next few months.

LeEco has recently launched their latest superphones here in India including the Le Max 2 which includes 6GB of RAM. The company is said to launch the Le Max 2 Pro on June 29th in China as the successor for Le Max 2. If the rumors are to be believed, this will be the first smartphone to use the Snapdragon 821 chipset along with 8GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 821 will be the same Snapdragon 820 chipset but clocked at 2.3GHz instead of 2.1GHz. The Le Max 2 Pro will also be available in all new Blue and Red color options.

Microsoft Lumia line-up hasn’t yielded the results what expected by the company. Almost from a year, there are rumors about the Surface Phone but there are no official details about the device. It is said to come with an Aluminum build body with a kickstand as seen on Surface tablets. Though we need to wait for the official launch till 2017, there are rumors hinting the device to include Snapdragon 820 SoC along with 8GB of RAM. It comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage variants. The Surface Phone is to debut along with the Redstone update for Windows 10.

OPPO Find series hasn’t been updated in the recent times, and we already saw a number of rumors about the OPPO Find 9.  The company has seen a huge success with the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus, which also helped the company to reach the fourth spot in the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers list. Now the recent leaks suggest the Find 9 to launch soon in China. It will include yet to be announced Snapdragon 821 chipset and 8GB of RAM, same as Le Max 2 Pro. The device will include 21MP rear camera, 16MP front camera, and a 4100mAh battery with VOOC fast charging support.

Samsung will be launching its next Galaxy Note smartphone in August this year. Instead of naming it as Galaxy Note 6, the company rumored to name the next Galaxy Note device as Galaxy Note 7 to match with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. According to  Sammobile, the device will be powered by Snapdragon 823/821 SoC and include 8GB of RAM. Till date, the 4GB RAM offered with Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge is the highest capacity offered by Samsung. After launching the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy Note 7 might feature the edge display in Note series. The device will be also water and dust proof, same as the latest Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge.

As of now, these are the four smartphones that are being rumored to launch with 8GB of RAM in 2016. Since the Le Max 2 Pro will be launching on June 29th, we can expect even more devices to come with 8GB of RAM if the rumored specifications come true.

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By Teja Chedalla on Friday 24th of Jun 2016


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